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Well i've had my bike for just about a year now, and i wanted to celebrate it's birthday by saying THANK YOU to this forum and all the great members and chopper charles! given the recent issues with the forum being hacked, i found myself without my T-Dub fix for a few days.... no fun!



Here's a quick rundown of how my bike has evolved since i got it:



i saw this bike when i previously bought a really clean ct90 off the po. i had no idea what it was, besides homely, and neglected. after mentioning it to a friend of mine he told me "oh those are the crazy things with the huge back wheel? those are bad ass!" after checking out the web i arrived at these warm shores....



a year later she emailed me and asked if i was interested in her other bike. i picked it up for $800 with 3400 miles on it. immediately i needed new plastic as the po's son had laid it down trying to "test drive" it, breaking the rear fender. the journey was on.....



in all it's rainbow warrior glory!













despite an appreciation for the vintage color scheme i knew it had to go...

started with white plastic THANKS RADUCCI!







note the safety gear!



homemade quick release seat bolts:













new turn signals and rattle canned the bark busters white, and then

gunna wash that red right outta my seat; got a black seat cover off the bay for $18



and then an xt225 tank. THANKS R80RT! http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/4492-xt225-tank/





there's a new and louder horn on there too.

 

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speedo with trip odometer, THANKS JOSH!





new custom pegs! i'm working with a guy making these... he'll be selling them shortly. (THANKS LZRDBRTH for comments)









then the big push:





new black plastic (THANKS SHELLMONEY) high atv bars, shinko 244 front tire, stock rear tire, black fork boots, raised front fender with procycle bracket, grips, o-ring chain, front and rear brakes, new sprockets (14-50), and running10w-40 synthetic oil, gone too are the swing arm flames!



going slow and buying parts off the sales forum has helped keep the price down, but it's been a hit on the wallet...



i still have a 2008 shock to install (THANKS BROCK!), new bark busters, an xt225 brake lever and need a new skid plate and a rear rack (does it ever stop?!?) ... but i like how my t-dub has progressed and become my own. THANKS to all of you that have helped and gone on this ride with me.



RIDE ON!
 

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Amazing transformation, Ya done good!!
 

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Wow, that is quite a transformation. Lookin good. I like the XT tank with shroud. It blends really well with the raised front fender.
 

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Looks great! Our bikes looked the same when we bought them!! I wasn't very hooked with the 1990's color scheme either..... Great job on your Tdub!
mr bracket,

you are right regarding the color scheme.... and appreciating it is definitely not the same as liking it. i wouldn't go back to corduroy bell bottoms either.


thanks for the good comments
 

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Nice work!



Interested in your brake lever idea. Are you refering to the rear arm?
 

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Nice work!



Interested in your brake lever idea. Are you refering to the rear arm?
yes, i got one from an xt225 in transit. don't you have one on yours?
 

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Yep, just checking. I was kinda hoping you had stumbled onto a rear brake PEDAL setup That would fit and offer more leverage. The search goes on. My rear brake was all but useless with the big tire. The arm was a big help..



Interesting how the graphics "un-Smurfed" the blue frame.
 

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Nice job. What that bike needs now is an oil cooler. I might know where to get one.


We should plan a norcal or holister hills ride.

josh
 

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Nice job. What that bike needs now is an oil cooler. I might know where to get one.


We should plan a norcal or holister hills ride.

josh
i'd love to ride hollister some time, i haven't been there in 20 yrs.
 

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i'd love to ride hollister some time, i haven't been there in 20 yrs.


If you guys plan a Northern California ride with enough lead time I'd love to make a trip down there and join you guys! Of course I need to get my TW back together.... details...details....
 

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I enjoy seeing how talented you guys are. These before/after posts are my favorites. You have done a wonderful job of transforming the bike. AAA+++
 

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The bike looks great!

When are you hoping to put the new shock on?
 

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I was gonna ask if you still had the red seat cover until I remembered that I have a seat concepts seat!
Your bike is looking awesome! I have looked at those xt tanks and there are not many color choices or I would have picked one up by now. What is this talk of brake arms? I am intrigued.
 
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